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Christopher Lopez
Professional Summary

Nationally certified school psychologist with excellent assessment skills, interpretive abilities, and oral presentation competencies. Education leadership/administrative licensure coursework completed. Doctoral degree in educational psychology with concentration in collaborative practices (e.g., departmental, family-school, inter-agency). Former elementary classroom teacher, grades 1-4. Proactive and organized with passionate commitment for the excellence of every child.

Competencies and Interests
  • Integrated psycho-educational evaluations & reports
  • Knowledge of IDEA (2004) & Federal Register (2006)
  • Cognate in Educational Administration
  • Collaborative Philosophy
  • Staff Development and Training
  • Home-School Collaboration/Outreach
  • LEA-Community Collaboration/Outreach
  • Research Literature
Experience
School Psychologist 07/2002 to Present
Knox County Schools Knoxville, TN
  • Evaluate individual children's needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of records, psycho-educational assessments, and consultation with parents and school personnel.
  • Reference TN state standards to determine with assessment team whether child is identifiable as a child with an educationally-related disability. Collaboratively determine with IEP team whether child is eligible for special education.
  • Link child's development to the child's learning and behavior.
  • Develop IEPs in collaboration with parents and education professionals.
  • Maintain accurate timelines and records as required by federal law and district policies.
  • Provide consultation to parents and staff on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques.
  • Develop training programs for education professionals.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Support new hires in district guidelines.
School Psychologist 07/2001 to 06/2002
Houston County Schools Warner Robins, GA
  • Select, administer, and interpret psycho-educational tests to assess intelligence, achievement, and behavioral issues.
  • Write psycho-educational reports for parents, teachers, and administrators.
  • Identify students with educational disabilities based on Georgia state standards using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and observations.
  • Develop IEPs in collaboration with teachers and education professionals.
  • Maintain timelines and student records.
  • Confer with parents, teachers, and administrators to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral and academic problems, and to determine priorities for students' educational needs.
  • Serve as liaison between students, homes, schools, and family services to help students with disabilities.
School Psychologist 08/2000 to 05/2001
Chattahoochee Flint Regional Educational Services Agency Ellijay, GA
  • Select, administer, score, and interpret psycho-educational tests.
  • Obtain supplemental student information through parent and teacher interviews, observational techniques, and record review.
  • Compile and interpret students' test results, along with supplemental information to determine whether child is identifiable as educationally disabled per Georgia state standards; thereafter, collaborate with IEP team to determine eligibility for special education.
  • Write psycho-educational reports and maintain required paperwork.
  • Counsel students to help them understand age-appropriate or developmentally-appropriate problems, define obtainable goals, and develop realistic action plans.
  • Consult with other professionals, agencies, and my training university to discuss unusual and challenging cases and difficult situations.
Elementary Teacher, grades 1-4 08/1996 to 05/1999
Georgia-Cumberland Educational Region Macon, GA
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students, based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Collaborate with administrator in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.
  • Prepare and submit budget requests and recommendations to solicit program funding.
Employee Assistance Program Counselor 01/1987 to 12/1994
Peach Medical Associates, PC Byron, GA
  • Work as part of a team including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, and social workers.
  • Interview clients, review records, conduct assessments, and  confer with other professionals to evaluate the mental and physical condition of clients.
  • Counsel clients to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their vocational situations.
  • Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their adjustments to life and making changes.
  • Modify treatment plans according to changes in client status.
  • Refer clients and family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
  • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding and supporting the client.
  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
  • Learn about new developments in counseling by reading professional literature and attending training sessions.
  • Develop public education, prevention, and  health promotion programs, working in collaboration with regional industries, local hospitals, and community agencies.
Education
Ph.D.: Educational Psychology Aug 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN
Ed.S.: School Psychology Dec 2005 Valdosta State University - Valdosta , GA
Teaching Certificate : Elementary Aug 1996 Southern Adventist University - Collegedale, TN
Master of Arts: Counseling, Guidance, & Personnel Services May 1986 University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology May 1985 University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD
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Previous Companies:

  • Knox County Schools
  • Houston County Schools
  • Chattahoochee Flint Regional Educational Services Agency

Previous Job Positions:

  • School Psychologist
  • Elementary Teacher
  • grades 1 4
  • Employee Assistance Program Counselor

Schools:

  • University of Tennessee
  • Valdosta State University
  • Southern Adventist University
  • University of South Dakota

Level of Education:

  • Ph.D.
  • Ed.S.
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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